Summer Solace With Cool Pools

by Pool Builders on 01-17-2012 in Articles

A young person's time in the water creates some of their most fond memories of childhood. Its why, when you reached the point where you could afford to buy a home or rent a home with sufficient yard space, you knew that you had to have a water feature that you could enjoy at your leisure. But, which option is right for you and your family? Which option is right for your time to clean, maintain and protect it from damage or corrosion throughout the years? For now you do your research and consult with your family on the permanency of in ground options or the variety of choices and moving possibilities with above ground or even portable pools this year.

There are many different options in pools for the size of yard, living accommodations, or the event that you are planning. This includes the installation or set up of an in-ground, above ground or portable option. The difference between the above ground and in ground options are the construction materials for added stability and there inherent limitations. The types of construction materials range from poured cement to fiberglass walls.

Further, the construction of the basin is the basis of the main differences among water features that serve the same purpose. First, a portable option is the cheapest because you can actually rent it for an event and they are composed of durable plastic. Second, above ground options can be professionally constructed and installed. The perimeter can be constructed of sturdy plastic material, metal or wood to match your decking or home. The plumbing is laid and the liner secured. Much like the in ground option, the pump and filter must be operational in order for a few thousands of gallons of water to be between you and a refreshing swim. Third, the in coveted in ground pool installation with dug fiberglass, framed vinyl-lined, poured concrete, or the very popular gunite supported pools. Although their construction processes vary, the plumbing, filtering and cleaning process are all the same necessities for safe and continued use.

Maintenance and cleaning are required for the upkeep and enjoyment of any pools. So as long as you keep up with the maintenance of your filter, pump, test the water, apply chemicals as recommended (for your water feature type) and clean out debris regularly, you can have peace of mind with your investment. The amount of relaxation, swimming, socializing and memory making is really up to you.

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